Anonymous single-profile welfarism
Blackorby, Charles, Bossert, Walter and Donaldson, David (2006) Anonymous single-profile welfarism. In: Conference on Welfarist and Non-Welfarist Approaches to Public Economics, Ghent, BELGIUM, MAR, 2004. Published in: SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE, 27 (2). pp. 279-287.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00355-006-0131-1
This note reexamines the single-profile approach to social-choice theory. If an alternative is interpreted as a social state of affairs or a history of the world, it can be argued that a multi-profile approach is inappropriate because the information profile is determined by the set of alternatives. However, single-profile approaches are criticized because of the limitations they impose on the possibility of formulating properties such as anonymity. We suggest an alternative definition of anonymity that applies in a single-profile setting and characterize anonymous single-profile welfarism under a richness assumption.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 279-287|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Welfarist and Non-Welfarist Approaches to Public Economics|
|Location of Event:||Ghent, BELGIUM|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAR, 2004|
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